The Magazine and Directory Publishing industry has undergone a technological revolution over the past five years. Growth in online platforms and the popularity of smartphones and tablets have changed the way consumers read magazine content and search directory listings. Demand for telephone directories has declined as consumers have increasingly used search engines and online directories to find information. While this trend has affected magazine publishing less, magazine publishers have been forced to compete on a global basis with online-only publications. As a result, industry revenue is expected to fall at a compound annual 2.4% over the five years through 2014-15.
The industry includes companies that are primarily engaged in publishing magazines, directories, mailing lists and periodicals. Magazine and periodical publishers are included in the industry if their main source of income is the sale of printed copies and advertising space within printed publications. The industry excludes publishers that operate exclusively online, but includes online revenue from publishers that print physical publications.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.